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. the latest on thenvestigation where terry mcsweeney. >> police are giving us intersections where these crimes happened and one of those intersections is 1th and lake shore avenue, about a half block frowhere i am. the otr one at third avenue. both of these started out as robberies and ended up as much worse. one attack happened here nr third avenue and 18th street, the other lakehore avenue. the two attas close together in terms of distance and time both sunday evening. >> both started off as robberies. but he did sexuay attack both victims. >> until that investigators produces an arrest and conviction, police are offering advice. >> makeure once you enter your vehicle you lock the door. don't be distracted by electronic devis and cellphones. if you see someone suspicious in your neighrhood, call us immediately. >> advice already observed by many of the women we spoke with this morning who walk and jog near the lake. >> walk when moreeople are around. >> like anyplace i think you have to be an alt and i carry mace with me a all times when i walk the dog. i think you have to be ca
school evacuation inwo days where the exp destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighrhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the america red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. thechool was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned abou them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn believe it when he heard the announcement her schl was
the public is goingto pay for on election day. terry mcsweeney join us now from oakland with more. terr >> 15 offics have either quit or retired from the oakland police department since july and the folks here at the police offir's association say the funding is there, replace the but the city administrar and others are saying why do anything right now until we see whatoters do about measure x on the nomber ballo you will remember in july '80 officers were let go to close thecity's budget problem. 15 are retired since then, two more are leaving nxt week and it keeps going. measure x would bring dozens of officers on the force by imposing a parcel tax of $360. between now and the election, it is a matter of public and officer safety to put ery funded officer on the force even if just for a few weeks. >> if there's money to do this and they're underfunding us and said they were goin to fund us a certain amount then bring officers back. if they have to lay them off next year, then we do but we at least have a full staff. they need to do that. >> we want to bring back one or two or three or four
this morning where people and animals are out enjoying the outdoors. energy officials are asking us though to conserve power for another day. >> san jose's park is closed today because of extreme fire danger. today is a fourth spare the air day. meteorologist mike nicco joins us with more on our triple digit temperatures. hey, mike. >> hey, how are you today? hopefully staying cool. just how hot it's going to be around the bay. a lot like yesterday. look at all the triple digits. you may be wondering what the asterisk is for, that's where i think we could tie or set the record high temperatures. yesterday's record-setting 93. half moon bay, cool spot. mid to upper 90s throughout the bay into the south bay to 100 morgan hill. low 1 hundreds throughout the east bay valleys. napa 99 to 103 in santa rosa. i think the poorest air quality will develop is over in the east bay valleys and also down into the santa clara valley. this is the lowest threshold so those that are most susceptible to ground-based ozone, the elderly, the young, those with asthma problems may want to stay inside and try to
's house behind us. >> the blast left afoot deep crater and ruptured the adjacent water main. when firefightersrrived they had no water pressure in the hydrants and had to wait 15 minutes before they fought the fire with tanker trucks. the investigation into what went wrong has not really begun. >> we've yet to be able to get close enough to the actua source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. but we are working diligently to do that. >> as for reports that resints have been reporting the smell of natural days or even weeks out here, pg&e says they're checking their records. initial estimate of the damage done in this neighborhoodruns to the tens of millions of dollars. theeath toll stands at four. both of those numbers may change. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. mark matthews is in san bruno to tell us about the state of emergency declared bit lieutenant governor. mark? >> the lieutenant govern is here. also a state senator, state assemblyman, congressman jackie spear, quite a lineup of civic leaders coming to talk about what has happened in san brun
. janelle wang joins us with more. >> i'm just down the street from the site. investigators are expected to be here for the nex seven to ten days gatherg up all the evidence they need to determine the cause of last thursday's deadly explosion. >> investigators backed up the largest piece of evidence. the seion of pipeline that was blown out of the ground las thursday. that and two other pieces, each about ten feet long will be shipped to waington, d.c. to a lab. >> we know it's pressurize go and de-pressurize ago pipe. it could be impact damage fro excavation. >> they will look to see if there are any defects in the welding. >> we're very pleased that we do have su a big chunk of evidence but we're not sure we have all the fragments of the pipe. anybody that finds a metal fragment, please report it to us. >> they also want amateur video of the site prior to the explosion. also, if anyone noted dying vegetation which could be a is sign of leaking gas. they have ordered pg&e to inspect all 6400 miles of gas tines with priority given to line running under highly populate areas. >> we had no
crosion. >> if you don't have the statistics of the u.s., most of the cases of corrosio, damage, are external. >> pg&e can't comment at this time to the article because of the ongoing investigation but will say mic is rare in the pipeline system. there ha been seven leaks in the pg&e transmission lines, about 6400 mis since january 2005 due to internal corrosion but they don't know if they we called by mic's specifically. the insides were removed and microbial inhibitors applied when necessity. the investigation is expected to take one year. we just got word media was allow in. i got a tour of thi area. we'll get a full report tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much taz memorial as much as will be held today for three generations of a family who died in the gas explosion. 85-yearld levon bulls, her son gregory and her 17-year-old grandson william all died in the intern no. today's service will take place at the first presbyterian curch at burlingame at 4:00 this afternoon. a procession at mills high school. >> traffic is being diverted around oakld airport this mo
. everyone agre on one thing, that the state was in a fiscal cries sit and still is and that's why he used furlghs in the first place. the dmv a very noticeable spot where it impactedhe public. attorneys for the state were says the fiscal crisis was unprecedented and the governor has the power to impose furloughs by executive order. attorneys for unions representing 114,000 state workers were saying furloughs are a violation of labor agreements including a guaranteed 40-hour work week and it's illegal. >> you can notiate with unions. you can institute hiring freeze travel freezes, overtime freezes. you can line item veto budgets for the same savings. he has all the options that are lawful. he chose the one unlawful. >> it stems from his impld and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> a sacramento superior court judge ruled in favor of the governor in all three lawsuits recentlynd here's where it's going to be figured out oncend for all. today's arguments lasted 90 minutes. a decision is expected sometime in the next 90 days. a lot of people are hopin
worker robber because she wore a hard hat and vest during each of the holdups she used a note to rob banks in san mateo, santa clara and alameda counties. >> police in oakland announced arrest for three murders that happened over th past month. investigators think these suspects are respsible for the deaths. the most recent crime happened on saturday. the body of a 64-year-old man was wrapped in a ruand dumped on the sidewalk in the city's east side. five days earlier a man was shot in killed on an a. c. terminal in oakland. august 6th a man was killed riding on the back of a bicycle shooting at a group of people. >> firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home outside hayward this morning. h. d. was over the scene on jacob's place as crews battled heavy smoke and flames. investigators sayhey heard popping noises, walked outside and found a garage and car on fire. the resident alerted four others inside and they got out safely. the cause of the fire is under investigatioare scheduled this week for a fremont police officer who was shot and critically injured while on duty. another e
is underway about which one will be released, sarah her boyfriend shane josh. terry mcswney joins us from berkel. what are the families saying? >> it's been an extremely guarded response from family and friends to this announcement. almost as if there saying we'll believe it when we see it. and if the same from the iranian minister of culture is correct, they're going to see one of the hikers saturday in tehran. that's 11:00 friday night our time. the same hotel where hikers met with family members earlier this year. this suggested release coincides with the end of ramadan, the holy month, and customary to show clemency and release prisoners. usff steven duenas sells abc 7 the fact two hikers will still be held is a concern. >> they know darn well there not people who should be on trial for espionage. the likelihood they'll hold two of the other hikers, however, show they are not done with the political manipation that likely prompted the three hikers in the first place. >> the professor complains that the iranians have rais expectations before only to dash those hopes as they're used as
't been paid by the state since july 1st. >> theresa garcia joins us from fremo where families are saying we cannot live like this. there. >> absolutely not. they say that the -- families say that the state's subsidy allows them to be self-sufficient but without it where if the state cuts it out, there are hundreds of child care facilityings throughout the state an like this one behind me in fremont they may shut permanently. >> the chairs are stacked and the chiren's jackets hung neatly nay row but it's oddly quiet today at this child care facility in fremont. that's because one of california'sargest state-funded child developmen agencies decided to close its 41 bay area centers as a one-da protest. that's mo than 2500 children without day-care today. >> we've decided that action was needed because wthout a state budget, we might have to be shutting our doors down temporarily from november 15th and beyond. >> so the 450 employees plus parentsnd children gathered in fremont this morning t start a march to the bart station and then onwd to the state building in oakland for a rally. they'll
three of us, my dad frank and i, out of her bed and put her in a wheelchair, wheeled her out as far as we could and the heat was so hot we lifted he up and threw her into our car. >> the three heroes didn't know mary sweeney has a great deal of trouble breathing and it wasn't just fire that could have killed her. >> smoke inlation could have likely kille my mom. >> so there is the positive sto for the day. but, of coue, we have the tragic stories as well and here comes some of them. take a look now at the pictures from a short time ago, people being allowed ba into their red-tagged homes because they have been deemed to be uninhabitable. people allowed to go back in and see what had been ho sweet home just six days ago. meantime the ntsb is expanding its investigation, contiing today into gas control station in the bay area. they were milpitas yesterday making sure that peopl in these gas controltations are trained and the equipment isworking properly. >> we want to get excruciating detail how the system works, how well the people are trained to work it, their background and experi
us with more. >> well, cheryl, this is considered a crime scene and the san jose police have actually been here since just after 1:30 this morning. take a look. they are n clearing away most of the debray. a san jose police suppose person told me the driver of the car is 19-year-old jose antonio hernandez. he was treated for minor injuries at the hopital and then booked into the santa clara county jail on several charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter. the two passengers in his backseat of the green ford explorer died in this hoific crash. the passenger in the front seat suffered moderate injuries and is at a local hospital. the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was an actual pursuit or chase but police say a chp unit did make contact with the driver of the explorer at st. james and notre dame which is about eight blocks from here. the driver took off and lost control of hills car here at st. james an fifth street slamming into a parked jeep cherokee and then careened forward. >> after collidi with that vehicle,t continued eastbound and struck a utility traile
also lived on an off. vallejo lice tell us that during the search of rittenoust house's home where the bodies were found tuesday night, depleting uranium and if you have enoh it can be used to make dirty bombs which can contaminatwide areas with radiation. arraignment expected tomorrow. another man police want to find, the son of this man, 35-year-old frederick salas is the man missing. you're looking at a picture of 73-year-old rick salas. his body was found saturday at a home in hercules that valdamro also frequented and lived at from time totime. the son is still missing. >> they're continuing to follow leads as they develop speing with family membs and friends to possiy find out where he may be. but ther is continued growing concern that his life may be in danger. >> as for a motive, police think they may have one. valdamro's love affair with 46-year-old cindy tran might be the root of it all. he thought she was having an fair with one of the salas family members. that would explain his activities there. and a high-speed chase ended tuesday night, officers shooting him and kill
that noise cause damage to your hearing? terry sweeney joins us now from the bart station in oakland. terry? >> yeah. the report this morning san francio chronicl says for bart passengers it's loud. the passengers we spoke with said they already knew at but didn't know exactly how loud. and when we told them, the response was deafening. that is what it sounded like this morning as we rode bart in the trans bay tube. the reading of 100 decibels the same as a jack hammer. you can't have a conversation. maybe the reason nobody tried to have one. the high-pitched irritaon lasted perhaps a minute, not long enough to cause hearing loss. >> while you go on for hours and hours, this is pretty much 20 or 30-second stretch. >> johnson says the high-pitched screech is caused by the trains rolling over tiny ripples in the tracks which is caused by steel on steel and most prevalent where the elevation changes. bart riders talk about the jack hammer comparison. >> and that's a good analogy, definitely. jack hammer. >> definitely. >> jack hammer? well, i mean, it's hard to hold a conversation. so but that
soon. >> jenelle wang has been following the story all morning. she joins us with the latest on sarah shou release. just took off from the airport in tehran. on her way to the neighboring couny where her mother is already waiting for her. shourd is in good condition despite being in an iran prison 14 months. >> iran released one of the three american citizens detained in 2009. >> 410 days of solitary confinement over for california native sarah shourd. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people of that been involved and especially paicularly want to degrees mahmoud ahmadinejad and all the iran officials for their gesture. i'm very humbled. >> officials y a $500,000 bail was paid. some papers were signed and th 32-year-old was officially free from an iraan prison. >> th money was ther and the judge issued the release order and ms. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she >> trave companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all te famils are relieved and overjoyed sar has been releas. we're heartbrok shane
dust at a minimum. and air monitors will be used every day to check for toxic levels. >> at this point the air quality is very good. we are seeing nothing on the mortars, nothing on the samabling i was out here yesterday with the wind and there was no dust at all. >> crews will have a checklist for each property after each one is done. what you see now will basally be a dirt lot and property owners can start rebuilding their homesnd their lives. >> we have the memories of thos homes that were there. and how our neighborhood was before. and it'sot the same. and it will never be the same. >> we're not living in the houses yet. and evy time i drive up here i just get -- getting emotional now. it's just not gonna be the same. just not. even when they build. >> yeah. crews say 75% of the debris ca be recycled. that's because it's mostly concrete. the cars the burnt out cars can be recycled. the remaining 25% of the debris will be taken to a landfill solano coun. reporting live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thanks, jenelle. terry mcsweeney is live in san francisco where the
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